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Cellular Inflammation is the root cause of all disease

There are approximately 30,000 genes in our body. Every day they regulate the work of different types of cells to keep things running smoothly — repairing bones, carrying oxygen, fighting bacteria, and managing all the processes that keep us going. Most of the time they function in the way in which they’re designed. But sometimes the genes that control cell growth go out of whack, enabling cells to multiply out of control. That’s how cancer begins. Any cell in our body can turn cancerous if it can divide; it builds up mistakes in certain genes; and these defects cause it to grow out of control.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “studies show that more than 50 percent of cancers could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Cancer-related behavioral risk factors of include but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral genetics
  • Diet
  • Obesity and Energy balance
  • Physical inactivity and sedentary behavior
  • Sun safety/UV-protective behaviors and tanning
  • Alcohol use
  • Sleep and circadian function
  • Adherence to cancer-related medical and behavioral regimens”

(source: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/hbrb/strategy.html )

You might have been born with a mutated gene, or it might have been caused by external influences, such as smoking or unhealthy foods. Although cancer that is caused by a genetic mutation can be treated, the genetic mutation itself is either permanent or hard to repair. Luckily, many cancers are preventable and reversible in the early stages. QHC Wellness Institute is committed to providing our patients with exceptional care and genetic testing to get a complete blueprint of your DNA and the help you fix it with precision-based lifestyle modification and high-quality supplements.

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Cancer and Gut Health

Mitochondria are the “energy factory” of our body. Several thousand mitochondria are in nearly every cell in the body. Their job is to process oxygen and convert substances from the foods we eat into energy. Mitochondria produce 90 percent of the energy our body needs to function.
In the last decade, researchers have uncovered that the human microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that live in our bodies plays an important role in many aspects of our health. Including cancer. The microbiome plays a role in suppressing an overactive immune system in inflammatory diseases, and in boosting a suppressed immune system in cancers.
Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) is too much bacteria in the small intestine. Everyone has bacteria in their gut; they play a key part in digestion. But if things get out of balance, problems can happen. Such as diseases including not only inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), allergy but also obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. SIBO can be treated, and luckily lifestyle changes are effective.
Our care is based on knowledge of the interaction between the immune system and the gut microbiome. We know that tumor cells are often invisible to the immune system. We also know that within the microbiome there are peptides that mimic antigens on the surface of tumors. These can be used to make the tumor visible to the immune system again. The body needs to “see” what it needs to heal. If it can’t do that, we need to help our patients have the best immune and gut health possible to prevent or reverse the inflammatory process.
Please visit our inflammation page to learn how it is the leading cause of all diseases in mankind.

Obesity and Cancer

There are 13 types of cancer associated with obesity and they account for about 40 % of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, it’s not getting better.
We love this quote: “As an oncologist, when people ask me if there’s a cure for cancer, I say, ‘Yes, good health is the best prescription for preventing chronic diseases, including cancer,’” said Lisa C. Richardson, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
At QHC Wellness Institute, we provide our patients with the right care, treatment options, and education needed for healthy weight and illness prevention. We address the major drivers of the obesity epidemic. Which includes but is not limited to marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages, reduction in physical activity, and the food environment.
You can expect:

  • A comprehensive examination
  • A sustainable weight loss treatment plan with tested easy to follow protocols
  • Communication with community services to help access resources
  • On site access to high quality food products and supplements
  • IV nutrition
  • Restoring gut health

Integrative and Holistic Care

Cancer brings with it a lot of emotional, spiritual, and physical challenges that today’s conventional medicine cannot always address. It takes an integrative and holistic approach to make sure patients are the center of care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect your health. Treating the whole person addresses immediate needs as well as the effects of long-term and often complex care. This process enhances the ability of patients to get well and to live healthier lives.
At QHC Wellness Institute Integrative Care means:
You and our healthcare team are partners in your healing process.
Factors that influence your health, wellness and illness are addressed.
Effective interventions that are natural, less invasive, and support your body’s natural healing response.
You receive good medicine based in science and integrative medicine that is inquiry-driven and open to new ideas.
Health promotion and prevention of illness are paramount.
Assistance with referrals and open communication with your health care team.
Care is individualized to best address your unique conditions, needs and circumstances.

What works for one person may not work for someone else. We have invested years of education and research into making sure patients have outstanding health and wellness care. Most importantly, we listen to our patients and give the needed time to ask questions and make decisions.

Preventing and Reversing Illness

Cancer screenings are medical tests that should be done when you’re healthy, with no signs of illness. They help find cancer early, when the chances for successfully treating the disease are greatest. We assist you with making sure you get the right cancer screenings based on your age, gender and family history. We offer you the most tests and technologies in health care to improve your health outcomes.

Research Publications

Link Between DNA Methylation and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease:

Chemicals In Consumer Products May Lead To Obesity & Fatty Liver Disease:

Close to 40% of Americans Have Fatty Liver: